Goffstown - 3 May 2016: The Namaste Children's House Montessori School proudly received a Schoolyard Habitat Exploration Grant from the New Hampshire Audubon Society and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
The grant will be used to create an outdoor classroom and garden that will aim to create a healthy ecosystem for our area; support bird populations necessary for controlling insect populations; and serve to attract additional pollinators such as bees, and butterflies. The outdoor classroom will serve as an extension to the Montessori botany curriculum and will provide a hands-on and immersive curricula. The children are currently measuring the garden space, taking soil samples, and learning about the species of birds they hope to attract to the garden.
Owner and Director Susan DeMont said of the project, "This project fits our mission statement as a school perfectly and we couldn't be more excited to share this opportunity with the children and the community.
The garden will be a treasure for the children to conduct research, implement experiments, and care for the space now and in the future."
The children and teachers are working hard to have the initial phases of the garden complete by the end of the school year on June 10th. The public will be welcomed to come and visit the garden and bird watch once the project is completed.
Namaste Children's House was founded in 2002 to foster a love of learning and to educate children to be caring, socially responsible citizens of their community and world. The educational programs involve children from 2 years to 5 months to 9 years of age. NCH seeks to educate the whole child, applying the Montessori philosophy, in a family-oriented environment. The philosophy of NCH is based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, whose holistic vision of education focuses on the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs of the child. To learn more about the school log onto www.